ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Carl “Ted” Hansen, of Mora, formerly of Grasston, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora. He was 94 years old.
A private family service was held. A public Celebration of Life for both Ted and Shirley will be held at a future date.
Carl “Ted” Theodore Hansen of Grasston, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at the age of 94 due to broken heart syndrome.
Born in their Grasston farm house on January 4, 1926, Ted was raised by his parents Karl “Christ” and Mina “Minnie” (Kokken) Hansen. After graduating high school, he attended one year of college at St. Cloud University before he was accepted to the University of Minnesota’s Pharmacy school. With the rise of World War II, Ted decided to move home to continue farming with his parents. He was also a member of the local National Guard. On August 2, 1952, Ted and Shirley Sylvander wed and were blessed with four children. For 40 years, they dairy-farmed together, working as the second generation on this Century farm.
During his lifetime, Ted was involved with the Grange, doing custom bailing in the neighborhood, corn seed salesmen, NFO, DHIA, Farm Bureau, Church Board, and insurance sales. His hobbies included hunting, rebuilding tractors, photography, attending county fairs, threshing shows, polka dancing, and camping. After selling their dairy herd in 1991, they traveled around Canada and Norway.
Ted was proud to be a dairy farmer. Together with his wife, they ran a successful dairy farm operation, milking cows together, side-by-side. They received many awards from the Dairy Association.
On August 2, 2020, Ted and Shirley celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary and will continue celebrating together in heaven.
He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, three brothers, three sisters, and daughter Cynthia. Ted was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Ted is survived by three children, Peter, Judy (Rick) Wolf, and Tom; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.